Studio FB Live Session 018: Guitar Haven

Over the past couple of years, as I have been begun to create more and more instrumental music, it has forced me to brush up on my piano skills. For most of my life, I have solely been a guitar player and never really wanted to be anything more, but I have adapted over the years out of necessity. That said, I want to get back to my roots this week during this session of Studio FB Live!

Guitar Haven

This week I wanted to try and create as much of a music bed using a guitar as I could. The first thing I did was get a basic guitar line down, something to keep it all moving. I wanted it to be dark and haunting with some hits throughout. (Check out minute 7:20 for that.)

Once I got that set, I used my wonderful Blue Sky reverb pedal to help me create a pad like sound that really set off the haunting vibe I was going for. I love the way this turned out. (Check out minute 15:00 for that.)

Finally, I added a high single note lead line using my Whammy pedal to give it some movement. The Whammy adds an octave above the note I’m playing so it creates a nice thick sound. (Check out minute 26:10 for that.)

Final Touches

To finish up the track I added a heartbeat type drum loop to bring in a little “anticipation” to what was happening. (Check out minute 43:44 for that.) Once I had that down I caped it all off with an arpeggiated synth to give the end some more movement. (Check out minute 49:00 for that.) I really liked how it came together. Now I just need to mix it and get it to New York!

Now it’s your turn. Go #CreateYourArt

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In his debut album, Darren A. Cooper introduces us to the story of creation as told by the Creator. The Beginning uses ambient and electronic soundscapes in a dynamic musical journey. The tracks dip and soar, painting an emotional landscape as diverse as creation itself. In this inaugural project, Darren splashes onto the music scene and provides an influential contribution to the electronic music scene.

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